Club Royale Cass Lake Dry Dock Marina in Waterford Township, Michigan, has been certified as a Michigan Clean Marina for a three-year term, a certification that acknowledges a marina has pledged and taken steps to maintain and improve Michigan’s waterways by reducing or eliminating release of harmful substances and phasing out practices that damage aquatic environments.
In addition, three marinas have been recertified under the program: Elba-Mar Boat Club in Grosse Ile, Howe Marina in Indian River and Ottawa Beach Marina in Holland.
“We welcome Club Royale Cass Lake Dry Dock Marina to the Clean Marina Program, and we commend Elba-Mar, Howe Marina and Ottawa Beach Marina for their continuation of following best practices,” says Nicki Polan, executive director of the Michigan Boating Industries Association. “More boaters are becoming aware of the program and are searching out these facilities as places they want to patronize.”
Ninety-three Michigan marinas have obtained Certified Clean Marina status and continue to serve as exemplary environmental stewards of Michigan waterways.
“Marinas like these and the many others who participate in this disciplined program show they are aware of and practice good environmental and business stewardship practices,” says Mark Breederland, Michigan Sea Grant extension educator and chair of the Michigan Clean Marina Foundation Board. “The program is a win-win by implementing and certifying on-the-dock practices to minimize potential pollution and encouraging boaters to also take good care of the water and within the marina.”
To learn more, visit michiganseagrant.org.